The Customs People - Customs & Excise Duty and AEO Consultants

The Customs People are experts in all aspects of Customs and Excise Duties. We are a specialist firm that can advise you on VAT and Customs for both EU and global importing and exporting activities. We aim to provide practical, easy to understand advice that assists businesses so that you:

  1. Do not fall foul of the often confusing Customs & Excise rules; and,
  2. May take advantage of any opportunities that exist to save money.

Businesses that undertake international trade, particularly those that regularly import from outside the European Union face many challenges, and it is important to have experts on hand to ensure you are not unnecessarily risking your business.

Customs legislation is growing increasingly complex; it is vital to ensure the correct treatment of all customs and import VAT formalities especially as the responsibility legally falls squarely on the importer to get things right. In addition, the advent of new Customs legislation also means it is important to fully understand the impending impact of Authorised Economic Operator [AEO] status.

Find out more about our team of specialists or get in touch by calling 0161 82 68 926.

Who We Help

Our clients are both importers and exporters in a wide range of areas, including textiles, heavy manufacturing and food, and we help them all to approach the customs process in the best way for their business.

Customs Services

Our services vary from in-house training to transaction advice and help planning for a HMRC visit - click here to find out more.

AEO Services

AEO accreditation is a kitemark stamp of integrity, and our expert team can help you to secure it for your business, opening up a wider world of business opportunity.

Success Stories

  • "Company 'O' was able to increase the value of sales made to its customer within the contract price after taking advantage of End-Use relief. This meant the initial $3.5million import in a 25 year contract was VAT and duty free."

    Canadian Company 'O' -
  • "Cotton importer 'G' was at risk of losing money through the use of a wrong commodity code - this meant instead of 0% duty, 8% was applied, landing them with a bill of £80,000. Our investigations led to the assessment being waived, and the bill being cancelled."

    Cotton Importer -
  • "Company 'R' took advantage of our planning advice and structured purchases to ensure they were making the most of their options. Advice given included audit trail help, and anti-dumping duty guidance. "

    UK Company 'R' -
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